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July 20, 2015, 10:55 AM

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Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Dating site for cheaters AshleyMadison hacked, data of 37M users potentially compromised  —  Online Cheating Site AshleyMadison Hacked  —  Large caches of data stolen from online cheating site AshleyMadison.com have been posted online by an individual or group that claims to have completely compromised …
Deena Shanker / Quartz:
Online food delivery ordering is about to overtake phone ordering in the US  —  Getting your dinner to your door is now easier than ever, and thanks to the internet, almost no human interaction is required.  —  While phone orders dominated delivery only five years ago …
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
PayPal Shares Pop 8.3 Percent Following eBay Split Valuing PayPal At More Than $50 Billion  —  Everybody expected PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) to be worth more than eBay following its split with its parent company (NASDAQ:EBAY), but not that much.  After a short period of trading on a “when issued” …
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Once outcasts, three Canadian researchers now lead the deep learning efforts at Google, Facebook and IBM  —  Welcome to the AI Conspiracy: The ‘Canadian Mafia’ Behind Tech's Latest Craze  —  In the late '90s, Tomi Poutanen, a precocious computer whiz from Finland, hoped to do his dissertation …
John Markoff / Edge.org:
John Markoff on slow pace of automation, shorter term bets from VCs and government, future of transportation, AR as the next big platform, more  —  The Next Wave — A Conversation With John Markoff  —  This can't be the end of human evolution.  We have to go someplace else.  —  It's quite remarkable.
Roy Goldenberg / Globes Online:
Microsoft reportedly buying Israeli cloud security startup Adallom for around $320M  —  Microsoft buys Israeli cloud security co Adallom for $320m  —  With its development center in Tel Aviv, the cyber security company has raised $49.5 million to date.  —  Microsoft Inc. (Nasdaq: MSFT) …
Brandon Chester / AnandTech:
Samsung announces 8-inch and 9.7-inch Galaxy Tab S2 tablets with new form factor and 4:3 2048x1536 displays, available in August  —  Samsung Announces The 8.0" and 9.7" Galaxy Tab S2 Tablets  —  Today Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab S2, the followup to last year's Galaxy Tab S tablets.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Uber Says Spain Legal Case Has Been Referred To The European Court Of Justice  —  After a particularly heated period for upstart transportation business Uber in Europe, Uber is going on the regulatory offensive.  Today the company's head of public policy in EMEA, Mark MacGann …
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Paul Mozur / New York Times:
In Asia, 46 startups raised $100M+ rounds and 11 achieved $1B+ valuation in the first half of 2015, compared to North America's 48 startups and 19 unicorns  —  Asian Tech Start-Ups Quietly Earn Backing  —  HONG KONG — The rise of a mobile software company from nothing to a $1 billion valuation …

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